08/13/20 23:42:40 UTC
252.900 MHz
LITCHFIELD, IL
RCH717T C-17 #08-8023 Calling Hawk Eye Ops.
 
08/10/20 05:25:15 UTC
243.000 MHz
BULLHEAD CITY, AZ
no voice ir digi sounds / just squelch braks a couple min ago
 
08/04/20 22:25:30 UTC
319.175 MHz
ALGER, OH
fort wayne A-10's, a2a
 
08/04/20 22:10:58 UTC
226.025 MHz
ALGER, OH
fort wayne A-10's, A2A
 
07/23/20 19:08:43 UTC
298.300 MHz
MINOCQUA, WI
F-16s from Duluth ANG (WOLF callsigns) in Big Bear MOA. AWACS SCOUT03H directing exercise.
 

08/09/20 07:38:31 UTC
258.850 MHz
pirates
 
08/09/20 07:38:00 UTC
253.650 MHz
pirates
 
08/01/20 03:57:36 UTC
285.500 MHz
Refuel Track comms
 
08/01/20 03:56:07 UTC
289.600 MHz
Combat aircraft flight chit chat after in flight refuel
 
07/30/20 14:24:37 UTC
276.600 MHz
JTAC freq mentioned by Helo pilot, heard talking on 70.4 NFM. Vic of KVUJ, Stanly Co NC. 07/28/2020, 1515h -AJ
 
07/30/20 14:20:53 UTC
70.400 MHz
Helo A2A "...visual on you. There are some JTACs on the ground. You can monitor on 276.6 if you are interested..." "OK, I'll stay above.." Immediately prior had checked in with KVUJ tower. PL 151.4, 07/28/2020, 1515h -AJ
 
07/10/20 16:35:07 UTC
61.500 MHz
M0378/20 - AERODROME FLIGHT STRIP 2 (PU895947) F. CO, 3/82ND AVN REG WILL SET UP EQUIPMENT AND PROVIDE AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES FOR AIRCRAFT OPERATING IN THE VICINITY OF FLIGHT STRIP 2 FROM 7 JULY 2020 UNTIL 17 JULY 2020. THE FLIGHT STRIP IS OPEN TO ALL ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT. SERVICES WILL BE PROVIDED FROM 0900L TO 1700L DAILY. OPERATIONAL FREQUENCIES ARE 252.725 (UHF) , 141.425 (VHF) AND 61.50 (FM), FACILITY CALLSIGN IS "BADBOY RADIO". ALL AIRCRAFT MUST ALSO MONITOR SAAF FREQUENCIES. 09 JUL 20:28 2020 UNTIL 17 JUL 22:00 2020. CREATED: 09 JUL 20:28 2020 -AJ
 


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Avon Park Range Information & Frequencies

Avon Park is 164 square miles, making it the largest gunnery and bombing range east of the Mississippi River. Located in a remote setting in Central Flroida, it is ideal for black sky night operation. This range is also very active with day time activities.

Missions occuring at Avon Park are easily monitorable from most parts of Florida. From here in Daytona Beach, FL (about 120 miles NorthEast of the center of the range) I can hear most Air-Air mission audio with a simple outdoor non-directional antenna. While this antenna (ScanTenna) is mounted at only 20' it provides for excellent receiption from the Avon Park range.

For those in Central and Southern Florida the Avon Park Range should be an easy target and provide many days of exciting military air communications. While fishing in the Ft. Lauderdale, FL area I was able to listen to F16's out of Homestead AFB targeting many different targest at the range. From Lazer targets to the Nuke Circle you'll hear many different types of practice missions.

Below I've included two maps to help you understand just where the aircraft you hear are actually located. Most training missions you'll hear using the range will be F-16's (callsign SHARK's and MAKO's) flying out of the Homestead Airforce Base just south of Miami, FL. I suggest you look elsewhere on this website for frequencies for Homestead (note: I have not yet put together the Homestead page, keep checking).

The map on the left is a scanned image from an Aeronautical Chart (airplane road map). Below the maps image you'll find links to larger version of this area which you can print. This map shows the Military Operations Areas (MOA) and Restricted areas which make up the Avon Park Range Complex.

The map on the right is a simple overview of Central Florida. This will give you a general idea of just where the Avon Park range is located in relation to various Florida cities. If you click on the map image a larger version of this map will be displayed.

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For those who like to enter frequencies into your own database or spreadsheet I've included a Comma Separated Value (CSV). With the CSV file you should be able to import these frequencies into your favorite scanner programming software, Excel spreadsheet or your favorite database program. For the Comma separated Value file Click Here.

Note: Frequencies in bold seem to be the most active.
Frequency (MHz) Description Modulation
124.1750 Approach Control AM
126.1500 Avon Ops (see note 1 below) AM
132.3250 Charlie Range AM
132.5750 Oscar Range AM
132.8750 Bravo Range AM
138.0500 Buccaneer Ops AM
138.1250 Air-Air AM
138.4000 Air-Air AM
138.4500 Air-Air AM
139.8000 Air-Air AM
141.9000 MAKO Air-Air AM
150.2250 Range/Target Operations Net FM
150.2750 Law Enforcement/Fire Net FM
150.3450 Security FM
163.3750 Sounds like Building Maint. FM
164.9625 Miscellaneous Net FM
165.1375 Miscellaneous Net FM
166.0000 Miscellaneous Net FM
166.2500 Miscellaneous Net FM
238.9000 Lake Placid MOA/AR-620 AM
264.6000 Bravo Range AM
264.6250 Range Controllers Bravo & Foxtrot AM
271.2000 GCI Operations AM
276.6000 Range Target Scoring AM
276.8000 Air-to-Ground Tactical Training AM
281.5000 Miami Center AirTrafficControl AM
282.8000 River Range/Hard Luck Drop Zone AM
283.7000 Buccaneer Ops. AM
285.5000 Miami Center AirTrafficControl AM
285.7250 Range Controllers Charlie & Echo AM
286.4000 Charlie Range AM
292.2000 Range Control AM
307.1000 Miami Center AirTrafficControl AM
321.0000 Air-Air AM
335.9500 ??Possible TARPON freq also W174 AM
349.0000 Miami Center AirTrafficControl AM
349.3000 Range Target Scoring AM
350.6750 (Commonly paired with 355.675) AM
353.8000 MAKO's Discrete a/a AM
354.4000 Range Target Scoring AM
355.6750 (Commonly paired with 350.675) AM
359.4000 RANGE AM
41.6000 Miscellaneous Net FM
41.9500 A-10 Air-Air AVON FM
46.7500 Miscellaneous Net FM
49.8500 Miscellaneous Net FM
49.9000 Miscellaneous Net FM
(1) - Many sources including the Grove Military directory have this listed as "Avon Tower". There are no tower controlled airports in or near the Avon Park range. I was able to find 126.1500 is actually listed in the FLIP VFR Supplement (a DOD Flight Information Publication which is updated every 24 weeks). It�s listed as the Avon Ops frequency for the MacDill AFB Aux Fld. This is a small airport that�s within the Avon Park range. (FAA Identifier AGR).

From time to time you'll hear civil aircraft call up on this freq. requesting the status of the R-2901 or one of the many Avon Park MOA's. This is common however that does not make it a "Tower" frequency as claimed by many websites.